Cidra Mayor Joins Ricardo Rosselló Camp
SAN JUAN – The mayor of the municipality of Cidra, Javier Carrasquillo, expressed Monday his support for Dr. Ricardo Rosselló, who is facing Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi in the race to be the New Progressive Party’s (NPP) candidate for governor.
The mayor made the announcement himself, explaining that after former Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz decided not to run for governor, he felt free to endorse Rosselló, because, among other things, he understands the problems of municipal governments and has a plan to address them.
“We have talked with Ricardo, he has ample perspective of [Puerto Rico’s] problems and he deserves the opportunity,” said Carrasquillo, adding that alongside Jenniffer González as candidate for resident commissioner, Rosselló would deliver a sure win for the NPP in the November general elections.
He said Rosselló’s campaign has the structure to win the primary June 5 against Pierluisi and “will be the next governor of Puerto Rico.”
He also added that his endorsement of Rosselló does not imply that he does not value the political efforts of Pierluisi, who he said “has served Puerto Rico well.”
Besides the Cidra mayor, Rosselló has the endorsements of mayors and aspiring mayoral candidates such as Aníbal Vega Borges, mayor of Toa Baja; Abel Vale, mayor of Yauco; and NPP aspiring candidate for mayor of San Juan, Leo Díaz.